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WELCOME TO HOLY CROSS COLLEGE! Our commitment to our students is simple: we guarantee that you will be well prepared to go into the world and succeed in life. We can make this commitment because our curriculum is designed to test you both within the classroom and beyond. You will be confronted with academic challenges for the mind, physical challenges for the body, and spiritual challenges for the heart. You will be supported at every step with individual attention and interest from our faculty and staff. Having met the challenges we placed before them, our graduates are prepared to enter society as productive and spiritually engaged citizens. We welcome you to the Holy Cross community and invite you to visit our website and campus to learn more about our outstanding institution.

Br. John R. Paige, C.S.C., Ph.D. President, Holy Cross College

574-239-8400 Downtown South Bend, Indiana


35 12 STATE S


Founded in 1966 by the Brothers of Holy Cross Distinctly Catholic, Open to all: 60%: Catholic

100% of students graduate having completed an internship 100% of students engage in service learning $24,504 – average financial aid package


to new students (2013)

40%: 2  0 different religious denominations






Average High School GPA: 3.2 Average SAT (CR+M): 1000 Average ACT: 22

80% new students live on campus


of all students live on campus

34 academic majors, minors,


and tracks to diversify your education

WHAT/WHERE IS NOTRE DAME, IN? Notre Dame, Indiana is the home of the University of Notre Dame, Saint Mary’s College, and Holy Cross College. Located just outside of South Bend, IN, Holy Cross College is 100 miles from Chicago and 25 miles from Lake Michigan. Within a 10 minute walk of your residence hall, you can cheer for a Division I NCAA football team, access one of the top research library’s in the Midwest, play a round of golf, find shopping, coffee, burrito bowls, and so much more.

No matter which major you declare during college, the opportunity to learn about yourself—who you really are—can be the most enriching education you can experience. That’s why Holy Cross College is dedicated to giving you an experience where you can truly grow an understanding of how you fit in the world around you. We have many majors and minors which can be paired to give you a diverse course of study. Additionally, our philosophy of experiential learning, founded on our Four Pillars, means you’ll have several chances to work actively in the world, helping you to gain insight about yourself and your education. Our unique Global Perspective Experience will introduce you to international arts, cultures, and philosophies that will broaden your horizons in a way you won’t find anywhere else.


THE CAPSTONE PRESENTATION What have I learned? How have my experiences changed me? Where will I be going in life? These are some of the questions Holy Cross seniors explain to their audiences as they present the Holy Cross experience in their own 45-minute multimedia presentation.

Four Pillar Experiences THE


The Service Learning Experience

Starting in your first year at Holy Cross, you will not only get the opportunity to earn credit by joining a team that serves the community, but you’ll discuss and write about your experience in class.


The Global Experience You will have the opportunity to travel to sites around the world. Traveling to Ghana, Brazil, India, Peru, Uganda, or Nicaragua, you will immerse yourself with the local people and explore new cultures, religions, and natural wonders.


The Professional Internship Every Holy Cross student takes a future career for a “test drive” before graduation. Our students have been placed in Washington D.C. as congressional aides, in large hospitals as health-care assistants, in multi-national corporations as marketing assistants, and in television stations as production assistant producers. 81% of recent graduates were employed or in graduate school within three months of graduation.


The Classroom Experience

We have small classes taught by professors who challenge your mind and excite your spirit. Engage in soulful debates and discussions with professors and classmates during and after class. Our learning community is not confined to a one-hour class. Develop your expertise in an academic discipline and prepare yourself to be a leader in the global community.


Elementary Education

The Business major integrates multiple disciplines, ranging from marketing to leadership. Studying business at Holy Cross is a great choice for careers in law, management, sales, marketing, or any entrepreneurial pursuit. Plus, with our internship program, you’ll gain real-world experience that will put you ahead of the competition.

Teachers don’t just know the subjects they teach, or how to manage, plan for and assess an entire classroom of students. They also know how children develop and grow; how learning varies from child to child. Through an extensive experiential learning curriculum with 675+ hours of work in the field, you will learn to form young minds and help students reach their potential. In other words, you will pursue a vocation that builds a better future for entire communities.

Communications Communications is the foundation of success in our world. What we do in school, in the community and in personal and business relationships all comes down to how we talk to each other, solve problems and reach for success. As a Communications major, you will explore and develop tools to be persuasive and effective in all communications media. Plus, you will gain exposure to disciplines ranging from graphic and web design, to broadcasting and sports management.

English Literature It is a well-known secret that individuals who move to the top most quickly in any organization are often those who have developed the ability to speak and write well. These are also among the top two attributes employers will use to judge a job applicant. Holy Cross graduates with degrees in English

Majorsand Minors

are skilled at crafting well-written letters and reports. They speak well, communicate clearly and persuasively, and master a sophisticated vocabulary. These skills improve their job prospects immensely, with opportunities ranging from writing to law, education, marketing and journalism.

History With a History degree from Holy Cross, you will have far-reaching experiences and understandings that will prepare you for some amazing opportunities. History courses offer students the opportunity to enrich their knowledge of their culture, their country, and their world through exposure to both survey and period-specific courses. This prepares students for graduate study as well as other fields such as law, politics, teaching, journalism, and more.

Liberal Studies The answers to today’s most pressing human issues require complex understandings that lie at the intersection of literature, history, philosophy, economics, political sciences, and theology. This intersection is the basis of our Liberal Studies program. This multidisciplinary education will prepare you for an unbelievable life of service and understanding in the global community. Plus, entering the workforce with a Liberal Studies degree will give you an advantage in any career where global understandings are valued. This major is particularly popular as a Pre-Law course of study.

Psychology Our Psychology program is unlike anything you’ll find anywhere else. Our students learn from full-time faculty who are practicing professionals, attend international psychology conferences, complete psychology-focused internships, and have exposure to a crosssection of current and classical psychological studies. Additionally, students regularly design and conduct experimental research studies showcased at international conferences.

Theology With a degree in Theology from Holy Cross, you will devote yourself to the study of our place in the universe and the direction of life’s journey. Through the study of theology, students can better-serve God and others in all facets of their lives, even if their career paths are not considered “ministry” in the strict sense of the term. Theology majors have many paths open to them professionally, including teaching, social work, healthcare, working with youth, the poor, the elderly, and other forms of ministry.

MINOR AREAS OF STUDY Art History Biotechnology

Visual Arts


As a Visual Arts major at Holy Cross, you will develop the unique skills to navigate, communicate and utilize different aspects of the visual world in which we live. You will gain the skills you need to navigate the modern visual landscape. From billboards and gaming consoles, to film and text layout, a visual designer is responsible for appealing to humanity’s most immediate sense across different languages, media, and cultures.


Pre-Professional Studies

Liberal Studies

These tracks are for students who intend to enter a professional school after graduation: • Pre-Health Sciences • Pre-Law • Army/Air Force ROTC Our advisors will work with you to prepare a tailored academic experience and will support you in reaching your goals.

Education English Gerontology Global Perspectives Graphic Design History Leadership and Management

Marketing Philosophy Political Science Psychology Sociology Spanish Sports Management Studio Art Theology 5

To get a true feeling for life on our campus, you have to experience it yourself. Tour the residence halls, have lunch in the dining room, meet a faculty member in your area of interest, and get to know your future classmates. Campus visits are offered every Monday through Friday, with additional options available by appointment. Schedule your visit today at or (574) 239-8400.

A community that welcomes students of all ages, backgrounds, cultures, and beliefs, Holy Cross College is distinctly Catholic but open to all. As such, students encounter an environment that enables them to find their “home away from home�. Here, in the heart of the Midwest, is a vibrant, diverse campus life that seeks to give our students the unique opportunity and support that is only found with profound collegiate experience.

Student With a goal to provide students an

engaging Catholic community that truly serves all of its students in mind, body

and spirit, our residential community puts you right in the heart of campus life. The intimacy of campus life provides an

opportunity for our students to be in close proximity to the St. Joseph Chapel, Pfeil Center, McKenna Library, Siegfried Dining Hall, Hammes Bookstore, computer lab, and faculty offices. It is complimented with our neighboring Holy Cross-sponsored institutions in the tri-campus clover. Additionally, Holy Cross aims to provide academic programs that seek knowledge alongside developing virtue so that our graduates may be responsible citizens of this world and the world to come. The Brothers of Holy Cross are joined by a faculty and staff committed to forming personal relationships with students, helping them discover and use their gifts and talents.

Deepen your Faith: • Daily Mass in the St. Joseph’s Chapel • Weekly Eucharistic Adoration • Liturgical Ministry: Lectors, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion • Spes Unica Retreats • Mission Team (Faith Formation Program) • Saints for Life Club


• Service Programs • Liturgical Choir • Sacramental Preparation • Spiritual Direction • Confession • Shared Opportunities with Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s

Putting your Faith into action: Holy Cross College gives students many unique opportunities to grow in their faith and share it with others. •  Local partnerships in the Dioceses of Fort Wayne-South Bend •  March for Life in Washington, DC • Fall and Spring Break service trips to Appalachia and other areas of the US •  Travel to Holy Cross communities in India, Peru, Ghana, Brazil, Uganda, and Nicaragua •  Pilgrimage to Montreal, Canada, to visit the Oratory, the home of Holy Cross Brother, St. Andre Bassette •  Service in Lourdes, France at the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes and home of St. Bernadette

Athletics The Holy Cross Saints athletic program provides an exciting opportunity for athletes to continue to train, develop, and compete at a high level as a member of the NAIA in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference and the American Collegiate Hockey Association. At Holy Cross, you will find athletic and academic challenges that drive you to compete and excel. Choose Holy Cross and you’ll receive personal attention, a supportive environment and a challenging education that will prepare you for a successful future.

MEN’S SPORTS Baseball | Basketball | Cross Country | Golf | Ice Hockey | Lacrosse | Soccer

WOMEN’S SPORTS Basketball | Cross Country | Golf | Soccer

RECREATIONAL SPORTS: Basketball | Cheerleading | Flag Football | Sand Volleyball | Tennis



of recent graduates are employed or in grad school three months after graduation.


of Business majors are employed or in grad school three months after graduation.


of Psychology, History, and Theology majors are employed or in grad school three months after graduation.


of Education majors are ENL Dual Licensed and graduated in 4 years.

The value of a Holy Cross College education lies in the way it changes our students lives for the better. Through your personal interaction with caring mentors, the support of a close knit campus community, and the resources of the neighboring University of Notre Dame and Saint Mary’s College campuses, you will be equipped with skills you need to lead a successful and fulfilling life. • 90% of Holy Cross students receive financial aid. • Generous grants and scholarships can cover over 75% of college costs. • Cost is the same for in-state vs. out-of-state students.

Affordable Opportunity TYPES OF ASSISTANCE

Federal aid programs The FAFSA is used to determine each student’s eligibility for federal grants and student loans. State aid programs Indiana residents may be eligible for State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) grants including the Frank O’Bannon Grant (Freedom of Choice Award and Higher Education Award) and 21st Century Scholars Program.

Merit awards Merit award packages range from $4,000 to $14,000 annually to recognize and reward new students who have demonstrated academic excellence, exceptional leadership skills, and continuous service to others within their schools and communities. Holy Cross Assistance Grant The Holy Cross Assistance Grant is need-based, offered directly to the student by Holy Cross College.

Federal Work-study On-campus employment is available to students on a need-based basis, using the FAFSA to determine financial need. Work study is also very limited, so please apply early. Monthly payment plan Applications are available through the Bursar’s Office for a payment plan. This arrangement allows families to pay half of each semester’s balance by August 1st and January 1st and the remaining balance through financing partners.

See what scholarships you might qualify for, and get a cost estimate, by visiting our net price calculator at

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